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Entrepreneurship permeates the culture of Silicon Valley - the innovation capital of the world. The advent of the Digital Age has democratized innovation and entrepreneurship.

Never before has it been more possible for anyone from anywhere, with a great idea and a burning desire to succeed, to make it big, and in the process, change the world in a relatively short period of time.

HP, Intel, Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Yahoo, eBay, Amazon, Google, Facebook and many, many, many other iconic companies all started with just an idea.

Taking a startup from idea to IPO has taken on mythical proportions in Silicon Valley and beyond. Many dream the dream, with hopes of launching the "next big thing".

We are a community of entrepreneurs, technologists, engineers, venture capitalists, angel investors, educators, financial professionals, corporate executives, attorneys, academics, bloggers, writers, content creators, and social activists.

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FREE! Pitch to Angel Investor Gary Jinks

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Your ability to present your business case confidently and clearly is critical for funding, partnerships and building your team. Most people are not born natural speakers we must work on it. This forum will allow you to pitch or listen to others and hear the guidance and discussions from a Silicon Valley thought leader.

This is a great opportunity to practice you pitch, get constructive feedback and guidance.

Format:

Three minute pitch followed by five minutes of one-on-one feedback and discussion.

a) elevator pitch with no slides

or

b) pitch with slide deck

If you would like to pitch and get feedback during the webinar, email Gary at:

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Since this is a public forum do not ask for any funding or discuss your use of funds.

Agenda

Opening Comments: Guidelines and Format

Pitches

Open Q&A

About the Instructor:

Gary is the Founder and Managing Director of South Valley Angels and an executive level leader with deep expertise and extensive track record developing high yield innovation ecosystems and building up high growth exit focused start-up ventures. Gary has created, transformed and launched innovation in the Silicon Valley his entire career, from combat vehicles to lifestyle apps. Gary founded GLJ Group in 2005 and has led engineering, strategic direction and, business development for corporate clients resulting in over $300M in new business. In 2010 he shifted complete focus to the Startup community, advising over 400 Startups, working with the top incubators and investors in the Silicon Valley, launching innovation centers and developing regional ecosystems around the globe. He is a regular speaker, evangelist and lead executive advisor helping clients formulate custom strategies and implementation of the next evolution of the Startup Model, “Precision Innovation”

If you have any questions about the content and format of this webinar, contact Gary at:

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FREE EXPO PASSES! Edge Computing World

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Edge Computing World Tickets, Tue, Oct 11, 2022 at 8:30 AM | Eventbrite

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Do you know that a new platform is emerging to manage the explosion of data occurring at the edge?

  • Cloud computing is expanding geographically and will scale to thousands of locations
  • Devices are becoming smart and behaving more autonomously than ever before, generating a massive amount of data
  • New technologies such as Digital Twins, simulation, and AI creates a new level of situational and contextual awareness and prepare the ground for autonomous worlds and the metaverse
  • Developing and deploying those new applications will require an order of magnitude more developers
  • Silos are falling, and vertical communities are building new datasets that start-ups and established companies will be able to leverage to create new and exciting applications beyond traditional cloud and mobile environments.

This new ecosystem is emerging today, and if you want to explore, now is the time at Edge Computing World on October 11th and 12th. For two days, Edge Computing World will bring together over 3,000 attendees from end users, ecosystem, developers, and 125+ speakers with a unique collection of edge experiences, case studies and insights. You will have a sneak peek at Gaia-X, 125 speakers, 50 applications, and an early look at open technologies such as Eclipse, Gaia-X, or LFEdge and private companies. Never before have so many edge end-users gathered together in a single event!

Edge Computing World comprises of three major elements
The exclusive EDGE EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE features over 125 speakers from end users and ecosystem. With executive keynotes addressing the most content organized into six summits covering important sectors across the market, including Retail, Industrial Manufacturing & Robotics, Telco & Media, AgTech, Intelligent infrastructure, and Edge AI & Application Management.

The FREE TO ATTEND Edge Exhibition at Edge Computing World is the largest ever dedicated exhibition of edge computing. See the edge computing market under one roof, with solutions from industry leaders such as AWS and Microsoft through to exciting new startups. And meet the leading application companies showcasing their solutions competing for Edge Native Application of the Year.

The unique FREE TO ATTEND Edge Developers Conference features two days of presentations on the tools and resources available to build for the edge, as well as case studies on real life edge applications. Hone your edge technical skills with presentations from the leading open source bodies, and major technical themes technical insights on edge computing from the industry’s foremost experts. And see the finalist pitch-off for be declared the ultimate winners of the joint ETSI - Linux Foundation Hackathon.

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How to Find Product Market Fit Quickly

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Product-market fit is one of the most important Lean Startup concepts, yet it is also one of the least well defined.

Join us for a FREE online masterclass, where Nelly Yusupova, CTO with 18 years experience, Startup Tech Advisor, and creator of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, will share what is product market fit and the importance of reaching product market fit quickly.

You will learn:

  • What is Product Market Fit (PMF)
  • Product Market Fit metrics
  • A method of reaching PMF quickly
  • How to define your MVP properly to reduce the cost and time of development
  • A framework for releasing code more often so you can learn faster
  • A tactic you can use to improve your product

And more!

About the Speaker

Nelly Yusupova is a CTO, with over 18 years experience, leading companies to technical excellence. She is a start-up tech advisor, outsourced CTO, and the creator of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs.

Nelly is on a mission to help entrepreneurs minimize technology mistakes and through her online masterclass TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, she provides the roadmap to successfully manage technology teams and projects.

Just recently included in Fast Company’s, “League of Extraordinary Women”, Nelly has been at the forefront of the women’ s movement online since 1999 and is a Wall Street Journal’s “Woman on the IT Fast Track”.

Nelly is a speaker and presenter for many organizations and major industries events including: Women’s Enterprise Center, NY Entrepreneurs Business Network, Small Business Summit, BlogHer, Social Media Jungle, Mom 2.0, BlogWorld, and has been featured in INC Magazine, NBC Today Show, Fast Company Magazine, NewsDay.com, O’Reilly, SmartMoney, SmallBiz, TechRepublic, Women’s Radio.

FREE WEBINAR: How to Outsource Development of Your App

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If you are a non-technical person with an idea for an app, you’re probably looking for a technical co-founder to help you build the app.

However, you can launch a tech startup by outsourcing code!

In the early days of your startup it can be challenging to attract a technical co-founder to build your app. But by knowing how to efficiently outsource the building of your MVP and gain some traction, you can de-risk the opportunity for the tech person and change the conversation from "I Need You" to "Here's an Opportunity".

In this webinar, the speaker will discuss the best way to outsource the development of your app, including:

  1. Why outsourcing may be the best way to find a technical co-founder

  2. Outsourcing best practices

  3. How not get ripped off in the process

and more!

About the Speaker

Nelly Yusupova is a CTO, with over 18 years experience, leading companies to technical excellence. She is a startup tech advisor, outsourced CTO, and the creator of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs.

Nelly is on a mission to help entrepreneurs minimize technology mistakes. Through her online master class TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, she provides the roadmap to successfully manage technology teams and projects.

Just recently included in Fast Company’s, “League of Extraordinary Women”, Nelly has been at the forefront of the women’ s movement online since 1999 and is one of the Wall Street Journal’s “Women on the IT Fast Track”.

Nelly is a speaker and presenter for many organizations and major industries events including: Women’s Enterprise Center, New York Entrepreneurs Business Network, Small Business Summit, BlogHer, Social Media Jungle, Mom 2.0, BlogWorld, and more.

She has been featured in Inc. Magazine, NBC's Today Show, Fast Company, NewsDay.com, O’Reilly, Smart Money, Small Biz, TechRepublic, Women’s Radio and more.

Nelly can be reached at:

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